For us, 2013 will be a year of new partnerships

Partnership: an arrangement where parties agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests.

Simple, huh? Working together for the good of all involved.  Partnerships can be either personal or business in nature, but at their core, the best partnerships involve partners who complement each other’s strengths and strive to make both better off.

Stage Door Extra: Check out director Peter Rothstein’s vision for Aida in this video interview.

Hennepin Theatre Trust has a long history of entering into local partnerships with such prestigious organizations as The Jungle Theater, The Loft Literary Center, Theater Latté Da, Cantus, The History Theatre, Actors Theater of Minnesota, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, The Guthrie Theater, National Geographic and others.  Let me introduce you to two of our newest partnerships: Broadway Re-Imagined with Theater Latté Da and Minneapolis Musical Theatre at the New Century.

 Broadway Re-Imagined is the highly anticipated new collaboration between Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust. Promising a fresh look at Broadway productions, it kicks off the new year  in January 2013 with Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida at the Pantages Theatre, imaginatively directed by Theater Latté Da’s award-winning artistic director Peter Rothstein. Aida will feature an all Minnesota cast including Jared Oxborough as Ramades, Austene Van as Aida and Cat Brindisi as Amneris. We anticipate co-producing at least one show with Theater Latté Da at the Pantages annually so stay tuned!

The New Century Theatre has become the new showhouse for Minneapolis MN_ReeferMadness_CityCenterKioskMusical Theatre, whose inventive 2013 Season will include Reefer Madness (Feb 1-24) and Sunset Boulevard (May 31-June 23).  Acclaimed artistic director Steven Meerdink will continue to build on Minneapolis Musical Theatre’s well-established success in presenting new or rarely-seen musical works, a priority Hennepin Theatre Trust enthusiastically supports.

Both of these new partnerships fully live up to the definition.  Theater Latte’ Da and Minneapolis Musical Theatre will be able to tap into the Trust’s marketing and logistical support, enabling them to reach new and larger audiences, while Hennepin Theatre Trust will greatly benefit from TLD and MMT’s years of artistic success as highly respected local Twin Cities theatre organizations.  Sounds like a couple of “win-win” situations to me.

Join us and “buy local” in 2013 by attending one of these new productions!

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